Posts Tagged ‘History’

Say Word: Floridita On 176th & BWAY Is Closed!!!

Say Word: Floridita On 176th & BWAY Is Closed!!!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The other day I was fiending for a Cuban Sandwich, not just any Cuban Sandwich but Uptown’s best Cuban Sandwich. So I was stunned when I stopped by Floridita (4162 Broadway) and saw that it was closed. No, say it ain’t so. I almost cried. Okay, maybe I did. Just a […]


On Whole Foods, Gentrification and the Erasure of Black Harlem | The Root

On Whole Foods, Gentrification and the Erasure of Black Harlem | The Root

BY Angela Helm Bye-bye, black Harlem, glad I knew ye. Hello, Whole Foods, I do enjoy your products, but if you can gentrify greens, what chance do we really have? I first moved to Harlem in 1998. I was a young single mother in graduate school with a 2-year-old. Harlem offered me respite, refuge and […]


04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

The 1st Uptown Preservation Conference – HARLEM AND THE FUTURE: PRESERVING CULTURE & SUSTAINING HISTORIC CHARACTER IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM City College of New York – Aronow Theatre Cost: $10 includes lunch and a walking tour. Free for students and seniors. Tickets can be reserved […]


03/26/17: Create NYC – Washington Heights & Inwood

03/26/17: Create NYC - Washington Heights & Inwood

Culture is who we are and what makes our city great. Culture is…History. Food. Painting. Theater. Quilts. Zoos. Museums. Dominoes. Music. Libraries. Poetry. Art. Dance. Celebrations. Gardens. Fashion. Science and more….. Show up! Speak up! Step up! Help us create a plan for all of us in Washington Heights & Inwood. From August 2016 to […]


Meet Willie Morgan – the man who grows cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery | The Independent

Meet Willie Morgan – the man who grows cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery  | The Independent

BY Andrew Buncombe (@AndrewBuncombe) The soil in Willie Morgan’s Harlem gardening plot is nothing compared to that back home in his native Georgia. But it is fertile enough for him to grow more than a dozen vegetables – collard greens and okra, onions and stevia. To one side, he even has a peach tree that in […]


On the Streets of Harlem, a Sense of ‘Erase and Replace’ | NY Times

On the Streets of Harlem, a Sense of ‘Erase and Replace’ | NY Times

By Maurice Berger Dawoud Bey’s large-scale color photographs of Harlem vividly document a bustling and rapidly transforming neighborhood: a verdant Marcus Garvey Park; construction sites popping up for more luxury housing; street vendors hawking hats and used clothing; posters of black women’s hairstyles in the window of a hair weave distributor adjacent to a vacant […]


The story behind the iconic “A Great Day in Harlem” photo | NY Daily News

The story behind the iconic "A Great Day in Harlem" photo | NY Daily News

BY SARAH GOODYEAR A recurring series on iconic scenes from the city’s storied culture. The year was 1999, and Noella Cotto was just looking for a place in Harlem to call her own. When she finally found the perfect place — a brownstone, in decent shape, at 17 E. 126th Street — she had no […]


Miranda makes his move | Manhattan Times

Miranda makes his move | Manhattan Times

BY Gregg McQueen and Debralee Santos Lin-Manuel Miranda took his final bow as Alexander Hamilton in his smash Broadway musical’s July 9 performance. That evening’s show also marked the final appearances for co-stars Leslie Odom Jr., who portrayed Aaron Burr, and Phillipa Soo, who played Eliza Hamilton. During post-show bows, the departing actors received standing […]


Tony Awards Hail ‘Hamilton’ and Denounce Hate | NY Times

Tony Awards Hail ‘Hamilton’ and Denounce Hate | NY Times

By MICHAEL PAULSON “Hamilton,” an improbable hip-hop musical about America’s first Treasury secretary, completed its rapturous march across America’s awards landscape on Sunday, picking up Broadway’s highest honor: the Tony Award for best new musical. The prize capped an amazing season for the show, a smash hit that has been sold out from the start, […]


Uptown Video: Broadway Carpool Karaoke

Uptown Video: Broadway Carpool Karaoke

To celebrate his hosting of the Tony Awards this coming Sunday, James Corden put together a special Broadway edition of Carpool Karaoke. First up to bat is none other than hometown hero Lin-Manuel Miranda. From there they pick up another Uptown Broadway legend, Audra McDonald. Did you know that Audra who lives Uptown is the […]


The End of Black Harlem | NY Times

The End of Black Harlem | NY Times

Newcomers say gentrification is about wealth, not race. But that’s a distinction without a difference. By MICHAEL HENRY ADAMS I HAVE lived in Harlem for half my life — 30 years. I have seen it in all its complexities: a cultural nexus of black America, the landing place for Senegalese immigrants and Southern transplants, a […]


How Daveed Diggs of ‘Hamilton’ Spends His Sundays | NY Times

How Daveed Diggs of ‘Hamilton’ Spends His Sundays | NY Times

Sunday Routine By HILARY HOWARD Daveed Diggs is still getting to know the city. When the 34-year-old rapper and actor, who grew up in Oakland, Calif., moved here about two and a half years ago for a little show called “Hamilton,” he probably figured there would be plenty of time for exploring. He was wrong. […]


Men of Steel | Complex

Men of Steel | Complex

Interview by Nadeska Alexis Photography by Andrew Cutraro It’s around 9 a.m. on a brisk New York Friday when Chance the Rapper and Lin-Manuel Miranda meet at a photo studio in Chelsea. Within the hour, they’re dressed in dingy overalls and covered in oil, faces smeared with dirt. They’ve both taken a brief recess from […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda | Time 100 Pioneers

Lin-Manuel Miranda | Time 100 Pioneers

By J.J. Abrams An American original I assume you know this already: the musical’s embracing of history and rhythm, race and rhyme, melody and passion is an actual stunning event. Tickets are impossible to get for good reason: even in this age of ubiquitous hyperbole, it can safely be said that Hamilton is one of […]


The ‘Hamilton’ Effect: Upper Manhattan Real Estate Gets Boost From Musical | DNAinfo

The 'Hamilton' Effect: Upper Manhattan Real Estate Gets Boost From Musical | DNAinfo

By Amy Zimmer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton” is not only making history cool on Broadway, it’s also been a boon for real estate in Upper Manhattan, helping lure crowds to Alexander Hamilton’s home on West 141st Street and giving areas such as Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights a new cachet. Hamilton’s legacy in the […]


The Old Nagle Cemetery | My Inwood

The Old Nagle Cemetery | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson In mid-17th century Jan Nagle and Jan Dyckman traveled to the New World and settled in northern Manhattan. For more than two centuries the families farmed the land, raised cattle, planted orchards, built bridges and homes and even intermarried. And while Dyckman is a familiar Inwood name, largely thanks to the preservation […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda: By the Book | NY Times

Lin-Manuel Miranda: By the Book | NY Times

The star and creator of the musical “Hamilton” says “Things Fall Apart” was his favorite book to teach at Hunter College High School: “The kids walk out of the classroom as different people.” What books are currently on your night stand? “The Wayfinders,” by Wade Davis; “Between Riverside and Crazy,” by Stephen Adly Guirgis; and […]


Harlem Church Where Malcolm X Was Eulogized Faces Its Own Final Days | NY Times

Harlem Church Where Malcolm X Was Eulogized Faces Its Own Final Days | NY Times

Building Blocks By DAVID W. DUNLAP “Here — at this final hour, in this quiet place — Harlem has come to bid farewell to one of its brightest hopes — extinguished now, and gone from us forever,” the actor Ossie Davis said on Feb. 27, 1965, over the coffin of Malcolm X, a transcendent lightning […]


The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With ‘Hamilton’ | NY Times

The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With ‘Hamilton’ | NY Times

By Katherine Schulten, Sarah Gross and Michael Gonchar Yes, it really is that good. That’s how Ben Brantley began his August 2015 review of “Hamilton” on Broadway — a rave about a show that “makes us feel the unstoppable, urgent rhythm of a nation being born.” But you don’t just have to take The Times’s […]


When Castro Came to Harlem | New Republic

When Castro Came to Harlem | New Republic

By Steven Cohen On September 18, 1960, four months before the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba and 56 years before Barack Obama would become the first sitting American president in almost a century to step foot on Cuban soil, Fidel Castro arrived in New York City for the 15th session of the United Nations […]


Hamilton in the House | Manhattan Times

Hamilton in the House | Manhattan Times

Story by Erik Cuello Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) It was full circle for the First Lady. First Lady Michelle Obama exulted the work of Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton at a special event in Washington, D.C. this past Mon., Mar. 14th. Her remarks were part of a celebration of the groundbreaking production held […]


‘Hamilton’ star Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to the White House and freestyles with an assist from Obama | Washington Post

‘Hamilton’ star Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to the White House and freestyles with an assist from Obama | Washington Post

By Jenny Starrs Lin-Manuel Miranda doesn’t fit neatly into any one category. The composer, rapper, playwright and actor has won multiple Tony, Grammy and Obie Awards. He’s a history nerd and an avid reader, the type to pick up a thousand-page biography and then turn it into a musical. A musical, artistic and linguistic genius […]


Woman sets up sting after Craigslist ‘Hamilton’ scam | NY Post

Woman sets up sting after Craigslist ‘Hamilton’ scam | NY Post

By Melkorka Licea Danielle Posner was deflated but determined when she marched into the 33rd Precinct station house last Friday. She’d been looking forward to that night for eight months — finally getting to see the hit play “Hamilton” with her boyfriend. But when she called Ticketmaster to double-check the event codes, they came back […]


Spread Love: The Inwood Film Festival – March 2nd & 3rd

Spread Love: The Inwood Film Festival – March 2nd & 3rd

That’s right people. The inaugural Inwood Film Festival kicks off on March 2nd. Boasting 25 short films, the film festival is all about celebrating and showcasing Inwood through the moving image. The pass for the entire 2 day festival is a steal at only $30. Get yours pronto before you miss out. Support Here: Spread […]

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